A’s give Anderson $12.5 million, four-year deal | TahoeDailyTribune.com

A’s give Anderson $12.5 million, four-year deal

OAKLAND – Left-hander Brett Anderson and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $12.5 million, four-year contract that could be worth $31 million over six seasons.

Anderson receives a $1 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on Aug. 5, Nov. 1, March 1 and Nov. 1, 2011. He gets $500,000 this year, $1 million next year, $3 million in 2012 and $5.5 million in 2013, and Oakland has options for $8 million in 2014 and $12 million in 2015.

If either option is declined, he would get a $1.5 million buyout. Oakland must decide within 10 days of the end of the season whether to exercise the following year’s option.

Anderson’s deal replaces a one-year contract reached in February that called for salaries of $410,000 in the majors and $240,000 in the minors.

A 2008 U.S. Olympian, Anderson went 11-11 with a 4.06 ERA in his rookie season for the A’s last year. He threw 175 1-3 innings and struck out 150 batters to just 45 walks. He is 1-0 in two starts this season.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more